Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mel Kiper Releases New Mock Draft

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes the Buccaneers will select a wide receiver with the No. 19 pick in this year's draft.

NFL's Daniel Jeremiah ranked his top 50 NFL Draft prospects.

On Wednesday, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper released his third mock draft of the offseason. Despite a new set of rankings, his prediction for the Buccaneers remained the same as his previous mock draft – Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis.

"This pick stays the same as Mock Draft 2.0 -- it makes too much sense," Kiper wrote. "Vincent Jackson is (a free agent), and free-agent signing DeSean Jackson will fill his spot opposite Mike Evans. Davis, who had 331 catches for 5,278 yards and 52 touchdowns in his collegiate career, would give Jameis Winston another fantastic option, but he's a different type of player from both Jackson and Evans.

"The only issue with Davis (6-3, 209) is an ankle injury that kept him out of the combine, and he might not run a 40 before the draft, so scouts won't have a true number. I don't expect him to drop out of the first round, though."

Kiper isn't alone in thinking Davis could be wearing red and pewter next season. In this week's Mock Draft Roundup, CBS Sports' Rob Rang also projected Davis to the Bucs. One other wide receiver was linked to the Bucs this week – Washington's John Ross.

But according to Kiper, Ross will be gone by the time Tampa Bay is on the clock. He has him going to the Titans at No. 18, one pick before the Bucs. Kiper's top wide receiver, Clemson's Mike Williams, is projected to the Bills at No. 10.

For Kiper's complete mock draft, click HERE.

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